GENESEO— Geneseo Village is considering a party registration program in order to help address the noise complaints related to college parties.
The idea comes after a meeting in Columbus attended by Deputy Mayor Mathew Cook.
“There were a couple of things I brought back that we could maybe look into implementing into the village,” said Cook at the Village Board meeting. “A big one was the party registration.”
The program would allow hosts of parties a 20 minute window after a noise complaint is received before police would be dispatched to break up the party. Hosts who register their parties will receive a call from police in a noise complaint is filed about their residence. The program would be opt-in, and would include a safety presentation for first time registration.
While this is has not been thoroughly discussed by the village board, it would help reduce the amount of calls that local police would have to respond to by allowing the hosts of loud parties to handle the complaint them selves.
Mayor Margret Duff has since clarified that the village is not looking any further into establishing the party permits.
“The places that [use party permits] are cities with large universities like Boulder.” Said Mayor Duff in an email to the Genesee Sun. “Our noise permits and social host law pretty much cover it for us.”
This story has been updated to include a quote from the meeting and a response from Mayor Duff